The Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), in partnership with CTtransit and the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has recently launched the Metro Hartford Rapid Routes study. The purpose of the study is to develop transit priority measures to improve the speed and reliability of transit services in major Metro Hartford corridors including, Metro Hartford […]
What's New The project just had its internal kick off meeting with the Town, CTDOT, and our consultant for the project, CDM Smith. Everyone is gearing up for the study, gathering documents, and getting ready to begin traffic counts. About the Study CTDOT and CRCOG have initiated a Traffic Impact Study (TIS) to evaluate traffic, congestion, [...]
This tool shows the CRCOG Complete Streets Network categorized by context zones. It also includes "typical cross sections" of what a complete street could look like in a given context. CRCOG Complete Streets Network Tool The CS Network was developed initially through a data driven approach, and further customized with stakeholder feedback. The process involved [...]
This report summarizes an analysis of pedestrian and bicycle crashes that has been conducted by the CRCOG staff. In 2004, CRCOG completed a study of pedestrian crash data in the region for a three year span from 1999 – 2001. With the Connecticut Crash Data Query Tool, we are now able to examine both bicycle [...]
In 2016, CRCOG was awarded a grant of technical assistance from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to attend the Step it Up! Walkability Action Institute. CRCOG took an interdisciplinary team including expertise in the areas of transportation, planning, public health and an elected official. The team produced a 5-goal Action Plan to Increase [...]
Curb extensions. Bus lanes. Pedestrian plazas. Protected bikeways. These are just a few of the projects communities large and small are implementing with the Quick-Build methodology. At a time of increased competition for funding transportation improvements, the low cost and iterative nature of Quick-Build projects are increasingly popular because they accelerate project delivery, provide a [...]
The region now has a complete streets policy. CRCOG Complete Streets Policy - FINAL Complete Streets Policy Resolution (1/22/2020)
The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) has engaged with CRCOG to lead the Active Transportation component of DPH’s State Physical Activity and Nutrition (SPAN) grant. CRCOG has been awarded funding for a minimum of 2 years, during which approximately $300,000 has been allocated for “Complete Streets Training” and “Complete Streets Implementation Projects.” The trainings aim to address a variety of active transportation related issues across the state, and could include presentations, workshops, or other methods of sharing information about (including but not limited to) benefits on complete streets, implementing tactical urbanism, best practices and case studies for Connecticut towns, and more. The implementation projects aim to help implement complete streets and improve active transportation and can include on-the-ground demonstration projects (i.e. curb bump outs), complete streets policy creation, small area plans, and more.
Below is the Metro Hartford TOD page.
Upcoming Meetings 2nd Public Information Meeting - Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 6:30pm Meeting Materials Meeting 8 (2021-05-05) Route 5 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda (2021-05-05) Presentation from Route 5 Advisory Committee Meeting (2021-05-05) Draft Minutes from the Route 5 Advisory Committee Meeting (2021-05-05) Meeting 7 (2020-09-16) Route 5 Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda (2020-09-16) Presentation from Route [...]